QLogic Announces Release of HP StorageWorks IP Distance Gateway for SAN Growth Without Limitations

QLogic, a leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, has launched the HP StorageWorks IP Distance Gateway, an intelligent storage router based on QLogic SANbox 6142 technology.

The IP Distance Gateway is fully qualified with HP StorageWorks Continuous Access EVA software and HP StorageWorks Business Copy to improve data management and replication for HP StorageWorks XP and EVA arrays. In addition, the router offers SAN growth without limitations by utilising the company's established IP network to share SAN devices and data replication services across remote SAN islands.

"With greater ease of use, an improved price-performance ratio and the ability to work with any vendor fabric, the IP Distance Gateway improves the total cost of ownership for HP StorageWorks customers," said Shishir Shah, general manager, QLogic Storage Services Group. "Enterprises can realise additional benefits including easier data migration for applications and greater business continuity."

"QLogic storage networking has been a valuable asset to HP StorageWorks
products and services, which help businesses keep up with their changing
data management, business continuity and disaster recovery needs," said Kyle
Fitze, director of SAN marketing, StorageWorks Division, HP. "With QLogic
SAN technology on the IP Distance Gateway for HP StorageWorks, customers are
assured a strong platform that offers improved performance for present and
future data management and replication requirements."

QLogic Intelligent Storage Router Technology- Making SAN-over-WAN Connectivity Easy

The QLogic SANbox 6142 is business critical infrastructure required to
connect SANs-over-WANs for disaster recovery, replication and volume copy
services. For improved SAN scalability and lower management overhead when
connecting SANs-over-WANs, the SANbox 6142 provides SAN fabric independence
- the ability to bridge multiple remote SANs without the complication of
having to merge SAN Fabrics. Along the way, the SANbox 6142 sets a new price
performance benchmark for SAN-over-WAN connectivity.


Pricing and availability
The HP StorageWorks IP Distance Gateway is now shipping.  Pricing should be obtained from HP and authorised HP resellers.

About QLogic
QLogic is a leading supplier of high-performance storage networking
solutions, producing the controller chips, host bus adapters (HBAs) and
fabric switches that are the backbone of storage networks for most Global
2000 corporations.  The company delivers a broad and diverse portfolio of
products that includes Fibre Channel HBAs, blade server embedded Fibre
Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI
routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage
management applications.  The company is also a leading supplier of
InfiniBand switches and InfiniBand host channel adapters for the emerging
High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) market.  QLogic products are
delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the
world via its channel partner community.  QLogic products are also powering
solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data
Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a
member of the S&P 500 Index.

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